The Socio-Emotional Experience of Family Dinner: Obstacles on the Path to Reward
Poster Session XII - Board: XII-
Sunday, May 30, 2010, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Opportunities for positive social interaction among family members are embedded in daily activity. Twenty-seven dual-earner households were videotaped during regular dinnertime routines. Family members’ emotional tones were rated and food-related dinner talk was documented. Discussion focuses on the challenges that socio-emotional dynamics may impose on family routines.
Subject Area: Developmental